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Updated: 10/17/2013 10:20:02AM

Fall migration a great time to spot birds

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN

Migrating songbirds such as these Painted Buntings arrive in our area in Fall to spend the winter.Some will come readily to feeders but you can also spot them in our woodlands.

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The signs marking the Great Florida Birding Trail feature the Swallow-tailed Kite, a bird seen frequently in this area soaring high overhead. They migrate to Mexico, Cuba, Central and South America for the winter.

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Fall migration is on, our annual snowbird visitors and residents are returning, and our avian populations are being swelled by numbers of migrant birds. Both fall and spring are great times to see new and unusual bird species. Some will only be passing through our area, while others will linger here over the winter season.

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The trail is a network of more than 500 sites throughout Florida selected for their excellent bird watching, wildlife viewing or educational opportunities. The GFBWT helps conserve and enhance Florida's wildlife habitats by promoting birding and wildlife viewing activities, conservation education and promotes economic opportunity.

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